Digital Humanities in Practice: Project Work on Developing a Scholarly Database of Electronic Literature (DIKULT 207, Autumn 2013)

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Students work with scholars on the development and editing of the ELMCIP Knowledge Base for Electronic Literature. The Knowledge Base is a scholarly, relational database programmed in Drupal that documents works, events and actors in the field of electronic literature. In addition to participating in practical project-based work with an established team of senior and junior researchers, students will read scholarship on digital humanities as a field and will explore and read articles discussing selected digital humanities projects.

Students in the course gain practical experience through working with one or more of the following areas, to be agreed upon with the research team according to individual students┬┐ skillsets and interests:

  • editing: researching, writing, and editing entries about electronic literature in the Knowledge Base.
  • development: working on the Drupal backend to the Knowledge Base in collaboration with other project team members, either conceptually or taking part in the programming according to the student's prior skills
  • web design and user interface development
  • project planning and implementation; team work and collaboration in academia
  • documentation

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Elisabeth Nesheim